Kwanza Sul is an Angolan province south of Luanda and borders the Atlantic. Characterized by a tropical climate, the travel time between July and August is the most pleasant.
The Kwanza Sul region has been known since the colonial era and is popular for its beaches. The mountainous province is famous for its Neolithic cave paintings and the ruins of old fortifications, as well as its multitude of caves.
The Sassa Caves, which are probably the most famous in the region, were nominated for the choice of the 7 wonders of Angola.
But also its beaches (Praia dos Namorados), waterfalls and thermal springs (As águas quentes do Conda-cachoeiras do Binga, Cascata do Kawambundo near the village of Wako-Kungo), the Barragem da Sassa (dam), and the Grutas da Maria Bonita their beautiful view of the water are worth the trip.
We leave Luanda at about 06:00 am and head south where we will pass by the lookout point "Miradouro da Lua".
On the way to Kwanza Sul we drive through the kwanza river and the nearby Kissama National park. We then will cross the Rio Longa, which forms the border between Quiçama and Kwanza Sul.
We will refresh ourselves in Porto Amboim before we visit the canyon on the Cubal River (Garganta do Cubal). From there, we set off to explore the Sassa Caves.
The 30 minute walk to the Sassa Caves will take us through almost untouched scrubland. After the visit we will drive to our accommodation in the capital Sumbe and end the evening there.
After the breakfast, we head to the Cachoeira do Binga falls. These small waterfalls are sourrounded by beautyful landscapes of the Angolan Scarp savanna and woodlands with its unique plants and animals. This nice and rare place is very unique for its endemic bird species.
Before the Civil War, the region developed into the most important coffee growing area in Angola. So far, unfortunately, it could not be built on this former success till now.
Enjoy the nature before getting back to Luanda. Estimated arrival time for Luanda is around mid-late evening.
All transfers and transport , fuel, drivers, food for drivers and guides, accommodation for drivers und guides
All meals as listed
Please note, the meals will be typical Angolan food
If you are in need of a special diet, please let us know beforehand
Drinks and snacks in the vehicle
Guide (English speaking)
Tours and activities as highlighted
All road/ bridge tolls, park fees and entrance fees
Upon availability, Spanish or German tours can also be offered
Drinks (at hotels, restaurant, etc.) water at meals is included
Tips (for waiters, hotel staff, etc.)
Extras at hotels
Visa costs and application
Flights to and from Angola
And all other things which are not mentioned on the itinerary
Please note that the caves are not easily accessible. They can only be reached by a walk of about 30 minutes through
overgrown and partly overgrown forest trails.
We strongly recommend wearing sturdy shoes and long pants.
We recommend this tour only for physically fit people. This tour is not recommended for people with heart conditions or for pregnant women.